Category: Optimize Iron

Dairy: A Cause of Iron Deficiency in Children?

Iron deficiency in children is often overlooked until an event (i.e. seizure, fainting with emotional exacerbation (crying), eating dirt, chronic infections) occur that force a parent to take their child to be evaluated by a doctor.  And even then, many times their primary care doctor will overlook iron deficiency, all the while the child suffers.  

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Iron and Vaccine Efficacy

Considering the current vaccine campaign that has injected 7.35 billion humans, I think it is more than reasonable to consider adjusting health parameters to make sure people who are receiving these shots have the best possible outcome. Obesity, diabetes and a general state of metabolic derangement makes the creation of robust immune memory poor and

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Iron deficiency without anemia vs. Iron deficiency with anemia

What is the difference between iron deficiency without anemia and iron deficiency with anemia? Iron deficiency is when you do not have enough iron. This is best demonstrated via a blood ferritin test.  Ferritin is the storage depot for iron. A ferritin below 30 is generally considered iron deficiency.  Most people will feel their best with

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Iron Deficiency in Pregnancy and What To Do About It

With the number of unique dietary strategies and food sensitivities on the rise, maintaining a balanced and robust diet is truly a daunting task for countless pregnant women. This is not accounting for the fact that many women have significant taste, smell, and texture aversions related to food items when pregnant.  All this creates a

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Why Pregnancy Requires More Iron

Having witnessed my wife birth 6 children there is no doubt that the pregnancy and birthing process is a complete miracle. That said, there are many things we have learned and experienced that can make pregnancy and the months following birth much more enjoyable. In the United States, 1 in 5 pregnant women develop iron deficiency

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Iron Dosing: The difference between regression or results

When it comes to nutrient absorption, consuming more is not always better. This is surely the case with iron dosing.  Even for those who are iron deficient, taking too much iron can actually make the problem even worse.  In fact, you can suppress your body’s ability to take up and store iron by taking too much,

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